Meaning of DELETE in English

DELETE

— deletable , adj.

/di leet"/ , v.t., deleted, deleting .

to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge.

[ 1485-95; deletus (ptp. of delere to destroy), equiv. to del- destroy + -e- thematic vowel + -tus ptp. suffix ]

Syn . eradicate. See cancel .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .